In 'Kill Bill,' Tarantino's Id Runs Amuck (And Then Some)

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The Kill Bill movies mark an ominous trend for Quentin Tarantino. While he used his Pulp Fiction clout to make the meticulous, mature Jackie Brown, he took the six years after that to detour back to his film nerd roots and craft a loud, stylish tribute to kung fu.

The Bride’s theatrics certainly captivated audiences in 2003 and 2004, becoming the most financially successful works of QT’s career, but does the four-hour opus hold up in 2019? Or does his focus on flash and action undercut his greatest strengths: dialogue and character development?

Join us as we dissect Uma Thurman, the rest of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, and maybe the most ambitious endeavor of Tarantino’s career.

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